If you are interested in blogging or want to promote your book next year, please contact E. B. Davis at writerswhokill@gmail.com

Our March author interviews: Karen Pullen (3/1), Lowcountry Crime authors: Tina Whittle, Polly Iyer, Jonathan M. Bryant, and James M. Jackson (3/8), Annette Dashofy (3/15), Edith Maxwell (3/22) and Barb Ross (3/29).

Saturday Guest Bloggers in March: Maris Soule (3/4), and Virginia Mackey (3/11). WWK Saturday bloggers write on 3/18--Margaret S. Hamilton and on 3/25--Kait Carson.

Julie Tollefson won the Mystery Writers of America Midwest Chapter's Holton Award for best unpublished manuscript (member category) for her work in progress, In The Shadows. Big news for a new year. Congratulations, Julie.

Congratulations to our writers for the following publications:

Warren Bull's new Lincoln mystery, Abraham Lincoln In Court & Campaign has been released. Look for the Kindle version on February 3.

Shari Randall's "Pets" will be included in Chesapeake Crimes: Fur, Feathers, and Felonies anthology, which will be published in 2018. In the same anthology "Rasputin," KM Rockwood's short story, will also be published.

Margaret S. Hamilton's short story, "Once a Kappa" was published as a finalist in the Southern Writer's Magazine annual short story contest issue. Mysterical-E published her "Double Crust Corpse" in the Fall 2016 issue. "Baby Killer" will appear in the 2017 solar eclipse anthology Day of the Dark to be published this summer prior to the eclipse in August.

Linda Rodriquez has two pending book publications. Plotting the Character-Driven Novel will be released by Scapegoat Press on November 29th. Every Family Doubt, the fourth Skeet Bannion mystery, is scheduled for release on June, 13, 2017. Look for E. B. Davis's interview with Linda here in June!

Cross Genre Publications anthology, Hidden Youth, will contain Warren Bull's "The Girl, The Devil, and The Coal Mine." The anthology will be released in late November 2016. The We've Been Trumped anthology released by Dark House Press on September 28th contains Warren Bull's "The Wall" short story and KM Rockwood's "A Phone Call to the White House." KM writes under the name Pat Anne Sirs for this volume.

James M. Jackson's 4th book in the Seamus McCree series, Doubtful Relations, is now available. His novella "Low Tide at Tybee" appears February 7 as part of Lowcountry Crimes: Four Novellas, which is available for pre-order.

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Friday, October 21, 2016

Malicious by Warren Bull



Malicious by Warren Bull

I was kidnapped, sort of. When I tried to get into the Writers Who Kill blog, which is from a group of bloggers including me, my antivirus program would not allow it. It appears that the WWK name has been stolen. Someone added dot NZ to the end, which is the designation for New Zealand. That website is described as “malicious.”

 I  lived in New Zealand when it happened so I could not get on my blog. Even when I went to a site that promised I could read blogs from the United States I was denied access to the real blog. Actually, I was told I could go ahead at my own risk to get on the NZ site. After four or five days my computer allowed me to get on the real Writers Who Kill blog. Thanks, Norton Security. I want to warn all the New Zealand readers to stay away from the fake blog.

There was and is no problem with the real blog in the United States.

The malicious website was a “Trojan,” i.e. it was pretending to be something it was not to lure people onto the site where any number of bad things might happen. 



Have you been the target of malware? 

4 comments:

Margaret Turkevich said...

yes, I've been a target but never a victim. My super-duper software takes care of that.

Gloria Alden said...

Fortunately, I don't think I have, but I think Kaspersky takes care of anything like that. It would be incredibly frustration. I'm glad you got everything straightened out.

E. B. Davis said...

I've been a target, too. But so far, so good! I resent them using our name. They don't care about us, but I care about our readers. Thanks for writing this blog, Warren. Hopefully, our readers will understand after reading your blog and stay away from the New Zealand fake.

KM Rockwood said...

So far, my virus protection program has stopped a number of potential problems from happening. I don't entirely trust any internet connections, but it's such an integral part of life now, I don't see any way to avoid all possible risk. It's like anything else--take sensible precautions but don't let it rule your life.